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"Teen Titans, you stand accused with the careless destruction of Jump City. If you are found guilty, you will be sentenced. .. to death."
Brain beginning the Trial of the Teen Titans.

Titans in court
"A Farce"
Information
Season

Three

Episode

116/208

Original air date

23 October 2015

Running Time

10:36 (minutes)

Viewers

1.423 (million)

Production number

306b

Credits
Produced by
Written by

Ben Gruber

Directed by

Bryan Newton

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Teen Titans Go! S3E12 Preview Clip 1 "A Farce"00:53

Teen Titans Go! S3E12 Preview Clip 1 "A Farce"


Teen Titans Go! S3E12 Preview Clip 2 "A Farce"01:05

Teen Titans Go! S3E12 Preview Clip 2 "A Farce"


"A Farce" is the twelfth episode of Season 3 of Teen Titans Go! and the one hundred and sixteenth episode overall. It first aired on 23 October 2015 on Cartoon Network.

Logline

Brother Blood takes the Titans to trial for their recent destruction of Jump City.[1]

Synopsis

The Teen Titans crash land in Jump City, destroying a statue of Superman in the process. Robin explains that Brother Blood is nearby and orders the Titans to look for him. While doing so, Cyborg, Starfire, Beast Boy, and Raven carelessly destroy several buildings. Robin smashes a parking meter and says that they have to find him before he destroys the city. Nearby, Brother Blood is drinking coffee at Justice Java and tells the Titans to look at the damage they've caused to Jump City. Raven says that sometimes they have to do what's wrong to do what's right, but Brother Blood claims that they've destroyed millions of dollars in property damage. Starfire tells him to stop talking and the Titans proceed to attack him while destroying even more of the city. Brother Blood dodges all of their attacks and tells the Titans that they're the real menace to Jump City. He reveals that he lured them into a trap and knocks them out with his mind control.

The Titans wake up in court where Brother Blood announces the Trial of the Teen Titans much to their anger. The Brain serves as the judge and tells the Titans that they stand accused of the careless destruction of Jump City and that if they are found guilty, they will be sentenced to death. He tells the prosecution to proceed with his opening statement. Brother Blood tells the jury that he intends to prove that the Teen Titans are the real menace to Jump City and not the villains. Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy, and Cyborg become ashamed of their actions and order that they are locked up, but Robin tells them to be quiet and asks what's wrong with them. Beast Boy says that he made a compelling argument, but Robin tells him to prepare to have his opinion swayed as he is a master orator. He gives his opening statement to the jury and trails off when he says that they are being asked to judge them by listing his negative qualities. He recomposes himself and says they can't handle the truth before returning to his seat, confident that he won them over.

The Brain tells the prosecution to call their first witness to the stand and Brother Blood calls Starfire. Starfire is worried that she will say the wrong thing, but Raven says that they're the heroes and she has nothing to hide, advising her to be honest. Brother Blood asks if the Titans cause unnecessary damage when fighting crime and she answers yes. Robin approaches her and says he has only one question for her which she must answer honestly as she is under oath. He asks if she will go out with him, but she refuses. He says that they went out the other day, but Starfire says it was as friends. Robin says is he really supposed to be it was only as friends and she says yes. He tells her that she touched his elbow and she confirms that she did. Robin tells Starfire to tell the truth and asks repeatedly if she loves him, but she says "platonically" and "like the brother." Brother Blood objects and the Brain asks on what grounds. He says it's because the interaction is embarrassing for everyone and Raven, Beast Boy, and Cyborg agree. The Brain sustains the objection and Robin returns to his seat.

The Brain tells the defense to proceed and Robin calls a character witness: Beast Boy. Beast Boy cheers, but only agrees to take the stand if Cyborg comes as well. Robin protests, but Beast Boy asks the judge to tell Robin that they are a package deal. The Brain agrees and the two take the stand. Robin asks Beast Boy if as a character witness, he would say that the Titans are good people. Beast Boy says only four of the Titans are good people and Cyborg agrees. He says he won't name names and claims that Robin is a butt sometimes. Robin objects, but the Brain denies as they're his witnesses. Beast Boy and Cyborg start laughing at Robin and the Brain demands for order in the court. The two begin asking for food and laugh obnoxiously until Monsieur Mallah electrocutes them. The Brain issues a short recess.

In a holding cell, Robin tells the Titans that he thinks the trial is going well. Starfire peers out the window and sees Monsieur Mallah sharpening an axe and Brother Blood using a guillotine on fruit that resemble the Titans. The Titans begin tearing up as their time is numbered, but Robin tells them to keep it together and claims he has an ace up his sleeve. He says he's seen enough courtroom movies to know that the jury don't care about facts, but a good show. He asks Raven to do a New York accent which she does. He asks if she knows about cars and she says her grandfather, uncles and Trigon were mechanics.

Back at the courtroom, Brother Blood asks Robin if he is ready to confess to his crimes. Robin refuses and asks the Brain if he could call one last witness: Raven. At the stand, Robin gives Raven a photo of a car and asks her to tell him what it is. She answers correctly and he asks if the tires could make the tread marks on another photograph which she says no. He expresses doubt that Raven could tell that from the two photographs and she asks if he would like for her to explain. Brother Blood objects as it's irrelevant, but the Brain overrules it as he would like to see where it's going. Raven begins explaining, but Beast Boy asks how she could tell from the photographs. Cyborg says it doesn't matter as the jury is being entertained. After Raven finishes explaining, Robin dismisses her and the Titans cheer.

Monsieur Mallah hands the Brain a slip of paper and he announces that the jury have reached a decision. Robin celebrates his achievement and begins imagining himself as a baseball, basketball, tic-tac-toe, and bowling star while the Titans and Batman cheer. The Brain announces that the Titans are guilty, upsetting Robin.

Transcript

For a full transcript of "A Farce", click here.

Cast and characters

Voice actor Character
Greg Cipes Beast Boy
Scott Menville Robin
Brain
Khary Payton Cyborg
Tara Strong Raven
Hynden Walch Starfire
John DiMaggio Brother Blood
Non-speaking roles
Batman
Monsieur Mallah
Sticky Joe
Character debut
Speaking debut
Episode debut


Trivia

General

Continuity

  • Starfire tells Robin that she loves him like the brother. She previously said that to him in "Be Mine".

References

  • In his opening statement, Robin says, "you can't handle the truth!" The line is from the 1982 legal drama film A Few Good Men.
  • Robin's tactic of giving the jury "a show" follows the ending courtroom scene of My Cousin Vinny, complete with Raven adopting the same accent and the same dialogue between them about car tires and her mechanical qualifications (with an addition about her father turning into an "interdimensional demon").

Errors

Gallery

A Farce title card
The Image Gallery for A Farce may be viewed here.

Sources

  1. CLIP: King-Sized Bucket of "Teen Titans Go!" Clips for Week of October 19, 2015. ToonZone (2015-10-18). Retrieved on October 18, 2015.

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